ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan said on Saturday that internal security policy was ready and would be presented before the special cabinet committee for approval tomorrow (Monday).
Talking to reporters, he said the timeframe for implementation of policy would be one year and Rs 28 billion would be spent on further strengthening law-enforcement agencies.
About talks with the Taliban, the minister said the government would welcome and support political leaders if they were willing to take a lead role in talks or want to use their good offices in support of government efforts.
He said the government would hold talks with the Taliban as mandated by the All Parties Conference (APC) and take parliament into confidence at some stage. Those criticising the government, which is in power for only six months, did not take any initiative to hold talks with Taliban or carry out an operation to end militancy during the last 13 years, he said.
The minister said the government was taking practical steps to enhance security for people and capacity-building of law-enforcement agencies. The government has given a sense of direction and its policies are meant for betterment of people and in the larger interest of the nation, he added.
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